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Jerzy enters a train set for the Baltic coast. He seems to be on the run from something - as does the strange woman with whom he must share a sleeping compartment.

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Jerzy Kawalerowicz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucyna Winnicka ... Marta
Leon Niemczyk ... Jerzy
Teresa Szmigielówna ... Lawyer's Wife
Zbigniew Cybulski ... Staszek
Helena Dabrowska Helena Dabrowska ... Train Controller
Ignacy Machowski ... Passenger
Roland Glowacki Roland Glowacki ... Murderer
Aleksander Sewruk ... Lawyer
Zygmunt Zintel ... Passenger Suffering from Insomnia
Tadeusz Gwiazdowski Tadeusz Gwiazdowski ... Train Controller
Witold Skaruch ... Priest
Michal Gazda ... Passenger Flirting with Lawyer's Wife
Zygmunt Malawski ... Policeman
Józef Lodynski ... Plain-Clothes Policeman
Kazimierz Wilamowski Kazimierz Wilamowski ... Passenger Sleeping in the Train Controller's Car
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Jerzy enters a train set for the Baltic coast. He seems to be on the run from something - as does the strange woman with whom he must share a sleeping compartment. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

6 September 1959 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Baltic Express See more »

Filming Locations:

Hel, Pomorskie, Poland See more »

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Production Co:

Zespól Filmowy "Kadr" See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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a masterpiece of psychological drama
27 November 2006 | by gombroSee all my reviews

The film beautifully depicts the reality of trains, possibly not only those running in Poland but also all over the world. The claustrophobic atmosphere of the train brings people together and lets the viewers plunge into the story and its rhythm. Beautiful black and white pictures and melancholic jazz theme bring to mind other films form the era. What makes the film even more attractive is the final turning point and sudden change in the behavior of the passengers. The only regretful fact is that such intimate,subtle films are not made anymore. Great pity.If it was made in English by lets say Orson Welles it would have been a cult movie for sure all over the world just as it is in Poland.


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